Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher Gavin Stone (25) was roughed up by the Tampa Bay Rays’ hard-hitting lineup.
Stone allowed seven runs on 10 hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in two innings of work against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Monday (Sept. 29) in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
The Dodgers have been without Julio Urias, Dustin May, and others due to injury, leaving a gaping hole in their starting rotation. As a result, the Dodgers have been calling up prospects like Stone and Bobby Miller to fill the gaps in their starting rotation.
Stone is a top prospect, ranked 43rd in the majors and 4th on the Dodgers in MLB.com’s prospect rankings. However, since making his big league debut on April 4, he has struggled with a 14.40 ERA in three games (10 innings). 먹튀검증
In this game in particular, he couldn’t handle the Tampa Bay offense and was pulled in the third inning. After giving up singles to Wander Franco and Harold Ramirez in the first inning to put runners on second and third, Stone gave up a leadoff single to Isaac Paredes.
The Dodgers rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the top of the second, but Stone gave up a 3-7 lead in the bottom of the inning on a Jose Ciri triple, Luke Reilly RBI double, Franco RBI single, Brandon Lowe RBI single, Ramirez RBI single, Paredes RBI double, and Josh Lowe RBI single. Stone, who threw 57 pitches, was replaced by Phil Bickford in the third inning and finished the night.
The Dodgers offense didn’t go away easily, pounding out 12 hits and five home runs. The game was tied at 10-10 through six innings. However, Franco’s RBI single in the seventh inning put the game out of reach, 10-11. Chris Taylor went 3-for-3 with two home runs, two doubles, three RBIs and two walks, while Max Muncy, J.D. Martinez and Tracy Thompson also homered in the loss.